Items Tagged ‘lymph nodes’

June 6th, 2016

Follow-Up Scans Reduce Need for Some Invasive Surgeries in Head and Neck Cancer

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Utilizing PET-CT scans following treatment for patients with head and neck cancer that has spread to their lymph nodes significantly reduces the need for invasive follow-up surgery. These results were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer (HNC) that has spread to nearby lymph nodes are […]

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Tags: chemoradiation, General Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HNC, lymph nodes, News, PET-CT scans, surgery


June 30th, 2015

Better Outcomes in Oral Cancer with Surgery to Remove Lymph Nodes in Neck before Cancer Spreads

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In early squamous-cell oral cancer, surgery to remove lymph nodes in the neck before cancer spreads may result in better outcomes. These findings were presented at 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (May 29–June 2, Chicago, Illinois) and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Oral cancer refers to cancer […]

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Tags: General Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, lymph nodes, neck dissection, News, oral cancer, squamous cell